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Meaning of DAMAGE

Pronunciation:  'damij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of damaging something or someone
  2. [n]  a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right
  3. [n]  loss of military equipment
  4. [n]  the occurrence of a change for the worse
  5. [n]  the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"
  6. [v]  inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

DAMAGE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: equipment casualty, harm, harm, hurt, impairment, legal injury, price, scathe, terms, wrong
 See Also: actus reus, afflict, alter, alteration, asking price, bang up, battle damage, bid price, bilge, blemish, break, bruise, burn, burn, casualty, change, change, change of integrity, closing price, combat casualty, corrode, cost, cut up, defacement, defloration, deflower, deformation, detriment, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, disturb, eat, eat away, erode, factory price, flaw, fret, hurt, hurt, impair, impairment, injure, ladder, mangle, mar, misconduct, modification, mutilate, operational casualty, operational damage, purchase price, ravel, run, rust, selling price, smash, smash up, smite, spoil, support level, valuation, vitiate, wear away, whittle away, whittle down, wound, wounding, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dam"age\, n. [OF. damage, domage, F. dommage, fr.
    assumed LL. damnaticum, from L. damnum damage. See {Damn}.]
    1. Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an
       inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.
             He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool
             cutteth off the feet and drinketh damage. --Prov.
                                                   xxvi. 6.
             Great errors and absurdities many commit for want of
             a friend to tell them of them, to the great damage
             both of their fame and fortune.       --Bacon.
    2. pl. (Law) The estimated reparation in money for detriment
       or injury sustained; a compensation, recompense, or
       satisfaction to one party, for a wrong or injury actually
       done to him by another.
    Note: In common-law action, the jury are the proper judges of
    {Consequential damage}. See under {Consequential}.
    {Exemplary damages} (Law), damages imposed by way of example
       to others.
    {Nominal damages} (Law), those given for a violation of a
       right where no actual loss has accrued.
    {Vindictive damages}, those given specially for the
       punishment of the wrongdoer.
    Syn: Mischief; injury; harm; hurt; detriment; evil; ill. See
  2. \Dam"age\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Damages}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Damaging}.] [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See {Damage}, n.]
    To ocassion damage to the soudness, goodness, or value of; to
    hurt; to injure; to impair.
          He . . . came up to the English admiral and gave him a
          broadside, with which he killed many of his men and
          damaged the ship.                        --Clarendon.
  3. \Dam"age\, v. i.
    To receive damage or harm; to be injured or impaired in
    soudness or value; as. some colors in ?oth damage in
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